The average sport horse lives for, don’t freak out… 8 years…
This is incredibly sad, especially if you know that a well-trained and healthy riding horse can perform for 30 years!
The red arrows and circle are the places that hurt incredibly much. Rips form in the ties of the cervical vertebrae, muscular blockades in the back and bone growth on the layers in the mouth. The horse gets a headache, has trouble breathing and upsets his stomach and intestines. There is still a whole list of complications, too long to name here.
This is not what horses deserve…
You don’t want to use force and pain when riding a horse. Instead you aim to work with the horse in harmony and take the horse’s individual character and possibilities in account.
That’s why, in my own riding and in my riding lessons I focus on
- connection & communication
- naturalness & softness
- physical, mental & emotional balance of the horse AND rider